Heart Care Victoria is delighted to welcome Dr Ali Safaa

Ali-SafaaDr. Ali Safaa
MBChB, FRACP, FCSANZ

Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist

Heart Care Victoria is delighted to welcome Dr Ali Safaa to the team at Mulgrave and Berwick.

 His special Interests are:

- Coronary angioplasty
- Diagnostic angiograms
- Complex PCIs
- Intracoronary imaging, including Intra-Vascular Ultra Sound (IVUS) and Optical
- Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Coronary physiologic assessment using Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) technology

eMedici / Interactive Case Studies

emedici logoeMedici is an education resource containing clinical case studies, examination material and topics for continuing professional development. The case studies cover a range of disciplines and are designed to provide an interactive environment to challenge and educate the user. Many of the common and important conditions encountered in medical practice can be found in the eMedici case studies. This module contains three cardiology vignettes, each designed to illustrate key issues where direct input from the General Practitioner is often crucial.

 

The case studies presented have been endorsed by the RACGP and following completion: 2 x Category 2 - Activity Points will be awarded for each case study. We hope that the cardiology eMedici module will provide valuable clinical information and contribute to improving cardiovascular disease outcomes.


Heart Failure Case Study - eMedici

Case Overview: This case study deals with some of the diagnostic and management issues associated with cardiac failure.
Author: Dr Jared Fairbank MBBS (Intern, Royal Adelaide Hospital)
Copy Editor: Associate Professor Peter Devitt MBBS FRCS (Eng.) MS (Lond) FRACS
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Reviewed by: Dr John Agzarian MBBS M.Eng.Sc and Dr Terri Hall BSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP Consultant Cardiologist HeartCare Partners, Queensland


Anticoagulation Case Study - eMedici

Case Overview: This case discusses the issues associated with anticoagulation, including ascertaining stroke risk and the risk of major bleeds. The case also explores the difficulty faced in managing patients on anticoagulation after intracranial haemorrhage.
Author: Dr Thomas Eldredge MBBS (Intern, Royal Adelaide Hospital)
Copy Editor: Associate Professor Peter Devitt MBBS FRCS (Eng) MS (Lond) FRACS
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Reviewed by: Dr John Agzarian MBBS M.Eng.Sc and Dr Ben King MBBS (Hons), F.R.A.C.P, Grad Dip. (EP) Consultant Cardiologist HeartCare, Western Australia


Antiplatelet Therapy Case Study - eMedici

Case Overview : This case follows a patient who requires dual antiplatelet therapy following coronary artery stenting. On completion of this case the user should develop an understanding of the differences between bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents, the rationale for dual antiplatelet therapy, the recommended duration of therapy, risks of early cessation and key factors to consider in ceasing antiplatelet therapy in a patient undergoing certain procedures.
Author: Dr Shane Selvanderan BMedSci (Hons.) Y6 MBBS, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide
Copy Editor: Associate Professor Peter Devitt MBBS FRS (Eng) MS (Lond) FRACS
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Reviewed by: Dr John Agzarian MBBS M.Eng.Sc and Dr Jamie Morton MBBS PhD FRACP FCSANZ Consultant Cardiologist, Adelaide Cardiology

Referrer Events

Doctor-To-Doctor Meetings

HeartCare Victoria believes that to ensure best practice, the medical community needs to be kept up-to-date with any clinical and technological advances through on-going educational activities. As such, we welcome the opportunity to come and meet with you at YOUR PRACTICE. We are also able to provide a cardiovascular presentation on a topic of interest to your group of doctors.

For more information, please contact the Marketing & Relationship Manager on 0429 936 246

Upcoming GP Education events: 

 

20th May 2017                           9.00am – 4.30pm (One Day Conference)

Saturday                                   Godfather’s Restaurant, Frankston

                                                  RACGP Cat 1 - 40 points, Cardiology & CPD Training

                                                  GPs only

                                          Sponsor: Merck Sharp & Dome

To register your interest in this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an invitation.

Heart Failure Management Clinics now open in Bundoora and Langwarrin

hcv heart optimisation clinicThe Heart Failure Management Clinics are now open in Bundoora and Langwarrin to care for patients with heart failure. Bundoora Heart Optimisation Clinic is being managed by heart failure specialists, Dr Leighton Kearney, Dr Ken Lu and Dr Mohammad Latif. We are pleased to welcome Jo McGillion to the role of Heart Failure nurse at Bundoora. In Langwarrin the Heart Optimisation Clinic is being managed by heart failure specialist Dr Wai-ee Thai and heart failure nurse, Stephanie Caswell.

The aim of these clinics is to provide , a multidisciplinary clinic for the assessment and management of patients with suspected or proven heart failure. We believe this approach will reduce patient admissions to hospital, improve functional status and quality of life. The clinic will take a "shared care" approach to patient care with the primary care doctor and aims to provide rapid access to clinic appointments, additional support for care of complex patients and improved communication of assessment outcomes and managements plans. Importantly, the Heart Failure Management Clinic will have a bulk billing strategy which ensures there are no out of pocket costs for patients.

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